Christmas Cheer; Sweet, Weird, and Dark

Twenty-seventeen is almost gone. The bright days are behind us, the dark days in front of us. The time has come to huddle around the fireplace–or the Christmas tree, the Yule log, the Menorah, or, in extremis, a can of sterno–with a good book or ten and savor the darkness… Continue reading

Last Chance For Cool Writing Stuff!

Well, here we are, at the end of the year, and all things, good and bad, do close out at the end. Some of them, like the calendar, roll over and renew. Others will be gone forever. Some of those things we might bid “good riddance,” but some of them…well,… Continue reading

Ending the Year With A Bang

2016 isn’t the only thing winding up this week. This week officially marks the end of two other big events here at my secret headquarters on the Oregon Coast. Firstly, we are now in the final days of the NaNoWriMo Writing Tools bundle. If you’re a writer (or know a… Continue reading

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 293

The long silence is long–and over! My last week, alas, got largely eaten up by the election. I have a bad habit of LOVING watching political turmoil unfold–as a student of history, geopolitics, and the philosophies of governance, the end of the election season basically tripped me for five days.… Continue reading

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 248

Last night, I got no writing done. There was a really long business meeting with the other writers and publishers in town (and several who came in from out of town) to confab about some new developments in the industry. Loads of fun, very intense, got to see some friends… Continue reading

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 246

Technically, this one should have gone up late last night, but I don’t like posting two posts too close together. So, here’s some afternoon’s entertainment for you at my expense. A few years ago, I suddenly stopped being able to read like I used to. My eyes would slide off… Continue reading

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 245

A gorgeous day here on the coast. The last days of summer are making for great agate hunting and super-low tides, so it was a day full of physical work–walking the dog, hiking the hills, checking out the beach, reorganizing parts of the house (you wouldn’t believe how quickly a… Continue reading

Blogging Antithesis–Now Blogging Kabrakan!

Since I last updated this series in June, the slings and arrows of outrageous life events knocked me of my writing horse. Well, not entirely off the writing horse. I’ve written two more books in the interim, but neither of them are the Big Book with which we’re now concerned.… Continue reading

Extreme Science Fiction

In July of this year, Luke Atkins stepped through a door 25,000 feet in the air over the New Mexico desert without a parachute. He fell all the way to the ground and landed in a net so small he couldn’t see it from where he started, and he walked… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Every Month!

Well, my new podcast about using NaNoWriMo to go pro is off and running over at NaNoWriMoEveryMonth.com. It’s also now available on iTunes. The feed links are in the right sidebar–or you can just grab them here: Currently, it’s running every day, and will continue to run every day, through… Continue reading